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Kirk Edwards, Kraigg Brathwaite take West Indies to 124/3 against New Zealand at Lunch on Day 2 of 2nd Test

Kriag Brathwaite played well for the West Indies © Getty Images (File Photo)
Kraigg Brathwaite played well for the West Indies © Getty Images (File Photo)

By Bharath Ramaraj

Jun 17, 2014

West Indies resumed on their overnight score of six for one and went onto make 124 for the loss of three wickets at the end of the first session of their second Test against New Zealand at Port of Spain, Trinidad. It was Tim Southee and Trent Boult who opened the bowling for New Zealand. Both swung the ball appreciably in the air. Finally, Southee got the breakthrough by dismissing the nightwatchman, Sulieman Benn by castling the tail-ender.

Once Benn was out though, New Zealand lost control of the proceedings. Kirk Edwards, the No 3 batsman came out attacking and played some fine shots on the back-foot. New Zealand bowlers, especially Jimmy Neesham the all-rounder was guilty of  bowling short and wide to Edwards.

Kraigg Brathwaite, the opener known for playing a steady hand also played a few shots, especially against the off-spinner and man of the moment, Mark Craig. Actually, both batsmen went after the off-spinner. Edwards even thwacked him for a six down the ground and then one over long-on. It is clearly a plan to unsettle the off-spinner. It was Ish Sodhi, the leg-spinner who finally took the wicket of Edwards. He got one to spin past Edwards and then caught the edge of his bat, the next ball with a similar delivery. Darren Bravo has come into bat at No 4 position. He has started his innings well.

Earlier on the first day, New Zealand were bowled out for just 221 runs on what was a sporting track. It was Jerome Taylor who took the most wickets for the West Indies by taking four scalps. Only Tom Latham played well for New Zealand by scoring 82. New Zealand won the first Test of the series at Kingston, Jamaica by a huge margin.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 221 (Tom Latham 82, Kane Williamson 42, Ross Taylor 45*; Jerome Taylor 4 for 34, Sulieman Benn 3 for 73) lead West Indies 124 for 3 (Kraigg Brathwaite 48*, Kirk Edwards 55; Trent Boult 1 for 16) by 97 runs.

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(Bharath Ramaraj, an MBA in marketing, eats, drinks and sleeps cricket. He has played at school and college-level, and now channelises his passion for the game by writing about it)

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